Celebrating The Year of the Allium

April 23, 2016

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As 2016 is the Year of the Allium, it seemed like a good opportunity to pay tribute to this lovely genus of flowering plants. Appearing often amid the naturalistic planting schemes for which the Dutch landscape designer and father of Read More...

Futuristic Gardening

April 20, 2016

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Our world is skyrocketing into the future, and the gentle, traditional discipline of gardening is not exempt. Some of these advances make for easier plant growth, help nurture more exotic or difficult blooms, and invent new ways to cultivate greenery.Read More...

The Sole of Horticouture: Fashion Forward Vegetables and Flowers

April 14, 2016

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If you are a regular reader here, you know that I have a strong fondness for design, nature, and…shoes. Which is why I fell head over heels for French photographer Julie Lavie’s Pantoufle de Vert (French for green slipper), Read More...

Bringing the Outdoors Inside With Epoxy Floors

April 10, 2016

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Highly durable epoxy floors with non-slip finishes are an interesting choice for outdoor areas. They are 100% weatherproof, impervious to dirt, dust, water, and resistant even to alkali, various oils, and most acids.

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A … Read More...

Fab Five: An Urban Gardens Roundup

April 8, 2016

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Just in case you missed them, here’s a roundup of our last five posts. In this Urban Gardens roundup, you’ll find super cool geometric vases and planters, important conversations about our planet’s future taking place on a small island, a Read More...

Giveaway: The Small But Mighty Meyer Lemon Tree

March 29, 2016

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The small but mighty Meyer Lemon tree is all about versatility–it’s adaptable to many planting conditions and you can do so much with its wonderful fruit.

Due to its small stature, the Meyer Lemon tree does well outside in Read More...

Conversations On a Small Island to Accelerate Positive Change on the Planet

March 26, 2016

Turtle-Island-Solar-Panels-urbangardensweb Turtle Island’s solar farm and five-acre organic garden.

Monica Laurence exudes positive energy and is resolute in her mission to drive conversation toward creating positive change for the planet.

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The creator behind Turtle Talks, a web series project … Read More...

10 Outdoor Furniture Designs To Welcome Spring

March 17, 2016

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As we set our clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time, we also “spring forward” into the warmer season dreaming about enjoying the outdoors. Here are ten of our favorite outdoor furniture designs. Some exist, and some are concepts, but all … Read More...

Floating Cloud Observatory For Urban Rooftops

March 16, 2016

Floating Cloud Observatory For Urban Rooftops

Here’s more design goodness from Spain. Madrid-based architect Carolina González Vives of Fisheye Architecture has designed the ‘floating’ Cloud Observatory, a cooling system to counter the urban heat island effect.

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Her “outdoor restaurant and chill out” space sits atop an … Read More...

This Lamp Grows Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

March 11, 2016

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As I love double-duty designs for small and light-deprived spaces, Mygdal Plantlight fits the bill functioning as both a light fixture and planter. The lamp is a terrarium-like completely self-sustaining ecosystem where, the designers contend, plants can grow for Read More...

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